Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Last charity donations for a little while.....
As Royal Mail postage costs went up recently and courier costs have started to rise, I pulled out all the stops and finished filling a box for Operation Orphan which is an organisation that distributes warm clothing to children in Central and Eastern Europe.
Here are the contents: 2 scarves, 12 hats and 2 waistcoats. Some of these items have been ready for months and now they can actually be useful and keep someone warm. it might seem odd thinking about warm clothing in the summer, but this is the time of year that charities start to prepare for distributing clothing in time for winter.
I have already started knitting a baby jumper for one of my favourite charities. But it will probably be another year before I have enough items ready to fill a box to capacity.
I wonder what postage costs are like in other countries. In the UK we definitely have to thing twice before posting something. In the last week, I have spent nearly £10 on postage. That is £10 that i can't spend on wool!
More and more people are looking for local charities that they can support by dropping in with their knitted/crocheted donations. That is good news for the local charities but not such good news for those that rely on receiving lots of parcels. I would choose the local option if I could. But, for now, my favourite charities can still rely on one box per year from me.